Hornets Dominate The Magic
Monty Williams' squad finally saw the fruits of their labor pay off last night. A rousing defensive effort led to 23 Orlando turnovers which the fleur-de-bees turned into 28 points. Offensively the Hornets shot 51% from the field. 10 players made a FG for New Orleans.
Carl Landry led the way in the scoring department. He came off the bench to finish with 17 points. The Hornet bench collectively scored 39.
Marco Belinelli added 15 while shooting 4-7 from 3 point range. Jason Smith (pictured left), who had a sportscenter highlight dunk in the second half to bring the Hive to their feet, made 7 of his 9 FG attempts to finish with 14. Point guard Jarrett Jack was steady with 11 points, 9 assists, and 5 rebounds.
Dwight Howard played like Superman for the Magic. The problem for Orlando is that everyone else played like D-leaguers. Howard's double-double of 28 points and 16 rebounds was the lone bright spot for the visitors.
Next up for the Hornets is a Sunday home contest with the Atlanta Hawks. Tip-0ff at the Hive is set for 6:00.